NKHenry + pop up shops

Help our brand to grow! This crowdfunding campaign provides funding for brick and mortar retail opportunities.

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Project Description

  Who are we?

NKHenry is a brand of women's handbags, accessories and  small batch capsule clothing collections for women who love the Casual. City. Chic style!

NKHenry was born in 2009 with the idea of making timeless handbags that would transition effortlessly from season to season. The small, debut collection was produced overseas, but the process of doing this was very complex and overwhelming.

Designer Nikki Henry explains "A friend suggested to me that I learn to sew to at least make my own samples and then work with local contractors for production. BINGO! The decision to follow that advice helped to develop the NKHenry brand. Fast forward to 2018 and I still hand make my own samples in my little studio and work with local contractors in Philadelphia and New Jersey to produce my brand. I am proud to be MADE IN THE USA! Our products are made with luxurious textiles like leather, suede and faux fur as well as preppy mainstays like canvas and denim".

NKHenry products are produced in small batches, following the "lean manufacturing model".

For the seasonal collections, once the products sell out, their gone. NKHenry has a permanent collection -pieces are items that are "bestsellers" and popular items that are offered year round, like the Kelley clutch and the Jesse hobo.

NKHenry has been featured on numerous fashion blogs including About.com and Handbagreport.com. We currently sell our products on nkhenry.com as well as Etsy and Amazon Handmade.

Why are we raising funds?

Our goal is to move the NKHenry brand into brick and mortar stores so that we can grow in brand recognition and ultimately sales. Traditional leases can be risky for small brands like ours, this just doesn't fit into our "lean" business model at this time. We want to take advantage of having our products sold directly to the public via pop up shops.

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                                                        The Opportunity

NKHenry has been invited to participate in the Macy's Pop up Market.

This new retail model is featured in Macy's stores through out the country and is curated to feature select emerging and independent fashion brands in separate booth/stalls.

In addition, we plan to host our own local Pop-Up shop in the Philadelphia area to get our brand out to the public.

Having our products in retail stores gives our customer an opportunity to  experience our brand IRL in a robust way. Pop up shops provide a cost effective opportunity for small brands like ours! We have sourced empty retail spaces in the Philadelphia area. We have settled on a specific space in the Manayunk area, but due to the nature of renting pop ups , we are in talks with multiple commercial space realtors as a back up. Utilizing vacant retail space helps to eliminate the eye sore of empty storefronts. We plan to create a fun, festive shopping experience for our customers!

 

How will we use the funds?

Your contribution will fund:

The participation fee to join the pop up at Macy's Pop up Market and the lease fees for our Philadelphia pop up. We expect the Philadelphia pop up to run 1-2 months. In addition, it will fund the purchase of fabrics/materials and production costs to stock for both events. 

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Our Macy's Pop up will feature a selection of our latest styles like the MAX belt bag as well as Permanent collection favorites like our the Jesse hobo and the Kelley clutch. Our Philadelphia pop up will feature a selection of all our products available at nkhenry.com.

MAX black leather

 

Projected opening pop up dates :

Macy's - either Las Vegas , Atlanta Lenox or Boston store, April 2019

     Philadelphia local pop up - March 2019

Macy's Market

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                                          Rewards. Rewards. Rewards 

#ANTIBASICBIT*H totes---

Exclusively available for our iFundWomen campaign, this is a our new tagline to describe our global customer. She's a traveler, creativepreneur, artist, musician, wise woman, the list goes on. She's anything but basic!

Leather bags---

Bags like our Kelley clutch and Bay tote are offered as rewards on this campaign. Learn more speficis about each product at nkhenry.com

E Gift cards---

E-Gift cards make great gifts and a wonder way to #treatyoself. These gift cards are non-transferable. Please indicate the email address and recipient name of the gift card once you purchase this reward. You can also contact us to provide this information.

CHECK THE FAQ section for more information

                                                                                   

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                                                             Our Founder

                                                     Nikki Henry, Designer and Owner of NKHenry

Nikki's career background began in social work and she worked with women and children in underprivileged communities while building the NKHenry brand. She continues to give back by donating a portion of sales from NKHenry trunk shows to organizations that serve these communities.

Her initial entry into the creative industry was through photography after being encouraged by friends who noticed that she had an "eye" for taking great photos. She went on to shoot numerous weddings, both nationally and destination and her work was featured in a nationally published photography magazine. Her career as a photographer laid the foundation for her foray into fashion, although she didn't seek out this career.

A fateful day would propel Nikki to explore a career in fashion after being inspired by the late designer Kate Spade. Nikki would eventually launch her first collection in 2009. Since launching NKHenry, the brand has been 100% self funded. 

 

Updates

The Project FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions:

When will I receive my reward?

We will begin shipping reward items during the last week of the campaign.

When you exhibit at the Macy's pop up? 

We expect to exhibit in April 2019. Macy's offered us the opportunity to exhibit this February but we weren't ready just yet. We will announce the store location and when we will be featured in the Macy's store in the "Updates" area.

 

 

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BISOU BISOU xx canvas pouch

Bisou Bisou means kiss kiss in French. Get this handwritten canas pouch to hold you daily makeup essentials.

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$35
3 Leather keychains

Sharingis caring. These keychains make great gifts!

You'll receive one of each keychain:

  • Snake leather keychain- Coral pink and black
  • Black leather
  • Soft pink leather

 

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Two #ANTIBASICBIT*H Totes

One for you and one for your BFF...

Receive:

  • One Natural Canvas
  • One Black Canvas tote

The black version is a "Market" tote with thick, handheld double strap handles, the natural tote is a standard tote with square silhouette and long(er) double straps.

 

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The Fab Kit

You'll receive:

  • One natural canvas ANTIBASICBIT*H TOTE
  • Two black leather keychains, one for you and your BFF!
  • $50 E-Gift Card to shop at nkhenry.com
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Treat ya Self

Get a $350 E-Gift card to shop at nkhenry.com + 35% off a future purchase.

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Get Glowing

You'll receive :

  • Our signature black leather clutch, the Kelley Everyday Clutch with matching IDO strap to convert to a wrist bag.
  • Enjoy a $150 E-gift card and a unique code to receive 35% off a future purchase
  • Kiehl's Brighten up and Glow skin care set
  • As a get Glowing contributor you will also receive a special shout out on our social media pages (along with your business name , if you so desire!)
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The Ultimate GlowGetter

If you're the ultimate Casual.City.Chic fashionista then this is for you! In this package you will get:

  • Kelley Clutch, black w/matching IDO strap , see more details at nkhenry.com
  • Saddle Tan Bay tote , shown above, see more details at nkhenry.com
  • ANTIBASICBIT*H natural canvas tote
  • $250 E-Gift card to shop at nkhenry.com
  • 40% off a future purchase
  • Kiehl's Brighten and Glow skincare kit
  • Shout out on our social media pages, including your business if you desire!

 

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Rewards

Monetary Contribution

A random act of kindness at any level you see fit. No reward needed. Thank you for your support!

2 Supporters
Contribute
$10
Social Media Shout Out Feature

Receive a shout out on our Facebook and IG pages (along with the name of your business, if you so desire!)

Date:TBA

1 Supporter
Select this reward
$25
BISOU BISOU xx canvas pouch

Bisou Bisou means kiss kiss in French. Get this handwritten canas pouch to hold you daily makeup essentials.

25 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
$35
3 Leather keychains

Sharingis caring. These keychains make great gifts!

You'll receive one of each keychain:

  • Snake leather keychain- Coral pink and black
  • Black leather
  • Soft pink leather

 

10 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
$75
Two #ANTIBASICBIT*H Totes

One for you and one for your BFF...

Receive:

  • One Natural Canvas
  • One Black Canvas tote

The black version is a "Market" tote with thick, handheld double strap handles, the natural tote is a standard tote with square silhouette and long(er) double straps.

 

20 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
$150
The Fab Kit

You'll receive:

  • One natural canvas ANTIBASICBIT*H TOTE
  • Two black leather keychains, one for you and your BFF!
  • $50 E-Gift Card to shop at nkhenry.com
10 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
$300
Treat ya Self

Get a $350 E-Gift card to shop at nkhenry.com + 35% off a future purchase.

5 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
$500
Get Glowing

You'll receive :

  • Our signature black leather clutch, the Kelley Everyday Clutch with matching IDO strap to convert to a wrist bag.
  • Enjoy a $150 E-gift card and a unique code to receive 35% off a future purchase
  • Kiehl's Brighten up and Glow skin care set
  • As a get Glowing contributor you will also receive a special shout out on our social media pages (along with your business name , if you so desire!)
5 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
$1,000
The Ultimate GlowGetter

If you're the ultimate Casual.City.Chic fashionista then this is for you! In this package you will get:

  • Kelley Clutch, black w/matching IDO strap , see more details at nkhenry.com
  • Saddle Tan Bay tote , shown above, see more details at nkhenry.com
  • ANTIBASICBIT*H natural canvas tote
  • $250 E-Gift card to shop at nkhenry.com
  • 40% off a future purchase
  • Kiehl's Brighten and Glow skincare kit
  • Shout out on our social media pages, including your business if you desire!

 

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